beirut: starch your summer

led by rabih kayrouz and tala hajjar, starch is beirut-based foundation which helps out emerging lebanese designers with much-needed exposure and connect them with the industry. launching tue - may 17 [6pm-9pm] at beirut art center is starch your summer, a showcase of specially-designed capsule collections, ranging from fashion items to accessories and interior products, by all of the designers that starch took under its wings since 2008. participating creatives include lara khoury, ronald abdala, rana mikdashi, rami kadi and rayya morcos. location: building 13, rue 97 [jisr al wati].